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MDZ: Jack of all trades

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Vancouver Canucks

The first thing you realize when doing a deep dive on Michael Del Zotto's social media accounts is that he's a character.

Case in point:

Instagram from @mdzofficial: Life jacket diaper pre pic before man made water slide with @bvally_16/bellows jr

Del Zotto, who was drafted 20th overall by the New York Rangers in 2008 and joined the Canucks on July 1st, is a jack of all trades - literally. Instagram is where he shows the world his skills, so what better way to get familiar with Vancouver's new defenceman.

The 27-year-old started feeding the Gram on March 26, 2014, from Cabo, holding a baby lion with Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin. Because why not.

Instagram from @mdzofficial: Cabo

Fun fact: Del Zotto and Seguin both played for the St. John's Shamrocks.

Instagram from @mdzofficial: Amazing time shooting with some great people. @tseguin92 @jaybaruchel Seann William Scott. Goon 2 is going to be phenomenal. #hollywood

Del Zotto also played for the London Knights, with John Tavares.

Instagram from @mdzofficial: #tbt. Big trade to Londo. Can't wait to be back Monday for an exhibition game. @91tavares

Yes, there's a pattern here. Del Zotto is bros with everyone.


Instagram from @mdzofficial: Had the pleasure of meeting @justinjames99 today. Inspiration and motivation. #confidence

But no one compares to his best friend Liam Traynor.

Watch: Youtube Video

Okay, he's tamed Simba, been a movie star and is friends with everyone, but can he music? Oh yes, he can music.

Instagram from @mdzofficial: 4 months off the sax. Felt nice to play again. Preparing for my solo with @dzekoandtorres. #quickmitts

He's actually a DJ, DJ MDZ being his official title, and he's played numerous club shows. He also did the warm-up mix for the Rangers when he played in New York and has voiced interest in doing one for the Canucks. Any requests?

Instagram from @mdzofficial: In the zone. Miami, I can't wait to come back. #dj #miami #beats @villaazurmiamibeach

Instagram from @mdzofficial: Post workout, morning coffee with @bvally_16. #songofsummer #peter

This is not his DJ outfit, but could be. In case you haven't noticed, he isn't a very shy person. #wokeuplikethis

Instagram from @mdzofficial: 6 am surgery. Progression made. Pins removed. #babysteps

Maybe this is closer to a DJ outfit he'd rock. Mix in some 80's Meatloaf with the 80's gear and the roof, the roof, the roof will be on fire. No water needed, let it burn, burn, let it burn.

Instagram from @mdzofficial: @slaughts21 @mandog90 boys ready for the 80's theme party. #rollbounce

Or this. Now accepting bets on whether or not he can dance a mean Carlton Banks. I say he can.

Instagram from @mdzofficial: Fly guys Xmas sweater party. #austin @mandog90 @nhl @philadelphiaflyers @therealalfonsoribeiro

But is he tough? Canucks have to be tough.

Yep, he tough.

Instagram from @mdzofficial: What a way to finish 2014!

Outdoorsy? There's a lot of rugged British Columbia to be enjoyed playing in Vancouver…

Instagram from @mdzofficial: �� #needlefish


Instagram from @mdzofficial: Back to my roots! #italia #monterosso #cinqueterre #beach #familyvacation

Can he cook?

Instagram from @mdzofficial: Great time on set with @metroontario today. Cooking up my favorite summer recipes. #food #bbq #famousMDZribs

But tell me this, does he live on the edge?

Instagram from @mdzofficial: Edgewalk at the CN tower. Mother Nature didn't want me to enjoy the views of T.O. #cloud9 #toughbounce

That's accurate, yes.

Michael Del Zotto. Jack of all trades. Literally.

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